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Gravestones restored at Warsaw Jewish cemetery
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Gravestones restored at Warsaw Jewish cemetery

Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has financed the restoration of 21 historic gravestones at the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw.

The gravestones were crafted before The Second World War by Abraham Ostrzega, a Jewish artist murdered in 1942 in Treblinka.

Among the restored gravestones are the Mausoleum of the Three Writers – where Polish writers Isaac Leib Peretz, Jakub Dinezon and Szymon Anski are buried, the grave of Uri Nissan Gnissen, a Russian-Jewish writer who died in 1913, and the mausoleum of Magnus Krynski, a Polish writer and editor who died in 1916.

At the entrance to the cemetery a free map is available free, which marks the gravestones crafted by Ostrzega.

“We want to symbolically highlight … this exceptional creator, from whom the Nazis irreversibly took back the opportunity to develop his individual talent,” Polish Culture Minister Piotr Glinski said during the ceremony.

Click here to read the full article in The Forward

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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